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Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum wallisii

Also known as

White Sails

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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The white flowers and green foliage of a Spathiphyllum wallisii plant
A Spathiphyllum wallisii plant with a white flower and green leaves growing in the wild
A close up of a green Spathiphyllum wallisii plant
A photo of Peace Lily
A photo of Peace Lily

Peace Lily Overview

Spathiphyllum wallisii is an evergreen perennial species in the arum family, Araceae. Also commonly known as a Peace Lily, this attractive species produces lance-shaped, shiny leaves and white flowering spathes. Flowers measure approximately 15cm in length and range from pure white to cream to green-tinged. Native to the tropical rainforest regions of the Americas, this plant can naturally be found in Colombia and Venezuela. This species is an attractive foliage plant that tolerates neglect well. It is a popular houseplant due to its preference to a shady location. Though it is well adapted to growing indoors, it will flower better with increased light. It has also been found to absorb certain contaminants very effectively from the air.

Common problems with Peace Lily

How to propagate Peace Lily


Divide in the winter after flowering has finished.

Special features of Peace Lily

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Other uses of Peace Lily

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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